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Kerry, Edwards Critique Bush on Katrina Response

Senator John Kerry and former Senator John Edwards, Democratic running mates in the 2004 Presidential election, have lambasted President Bush for his response to Hurricane Katrina.

Senator Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee for President in 2004, told a university audience Monday that Katrina has exposed a broader pattern of "incompetence and negligence" in the Bush administration.

The Republican National Committee responded to Senator Kerry's speech by saying the efforts to politicize the tragedy are "unsavory".

Mr. Edwards criticized a move by President Bush to suspend regulations that set a minimum wage for workers on federal contracts.

Former President Bill Clinton was also critical Sunday, telling television audiences that a disaster plan affecting only middle class and rich people is not workable.

Some information for this report provided by AP.